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dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they were hoping ethan would be able to come home soon. two reasons why this happened when it did. first, we're told that communications with jimmy lee dykes broke down in the day leading up to the raid and the more important reason, they saw he had a gun and he had to go in when they did to save ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken to a hospital after being held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very l
immigrant is not accurate and therefore should not be used. really? watch this. >> i hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. our citizens -- the people in this country are not illegal, they are out of status. they are new americans that are are immigrants. >> sean: political correctness. looks like mr. conyers has take and page from the obama playbook because over the last four years we have seen the president master the art of dictating which words, which phrases we can and can mott use. for example remember the war on terror is now an overseas contingency operation. terrorist attacks are now man caused disasters and saying islamic radicalism is off limits because it might hurt somebody's little feelings. i may be old fashioned but i believe in call things what they are. a terrorist is a terrorist and someone who enters the country in an unlawful manner is an illegal immigrant. instead of giving us the vocabulary lessons maybe congressman conyers should be protecting the borders and making that his top priority. after all, american lives are at risk. that is all the
to this italian restaurant. they put us right next to each other like they do to all the men and their nieces. so we're sitting there eating. and he ordered veal poached in chicken stock because he had had just had quadruple bypass, which was hot. so we're having a nice enough time and we're driving home. we're going over memorial bridge and that's not the way back to my apartment. i go larry, where are we going? he goes my place. [ laughter ] and i was like oh mother of god. oh, god. and i'm like dear cosmo, what do i do? i was only 30. i just could not figure out how to extricate myself from it. so we go to his apartment. we walk in, it's covered with proclamation larry king day, keys to every city in the country. that was sexy. >> jimmy: you have to be careful because you could have been like his 13th wife. >> i know, darn. so we sat there and, what can i say, he lunged. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: incredible. >> i love larry, by the way. i do love him. >> jimmy: of course, who wouldn't want to have sex with larry? >> i started laughing because the whole situation was like out of a bad lifetime mov
thank you for being with us. let not your heart be troubled. greta is next to go on the record. we'll see you back here tomorrow night. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >> greta: tonight the white house under fire. a secret government memo leaked asserting it is legal for the u.s. government to kill its own citizens. explosive outrage from both sides of the political aisle. that plus much more ahead. "on the record" starts right now. >> remember all of the anger that the left had over waterboarding and look at this now. >> we are tracking a developing story on new details from the justice department that seemed to lay out its case for killing u.s. citizens if they are determined to be a terror risk. >> we he can now kill americans as long as we stay they are related to al-qaeda somehow. and that link isn't too tough, al-qaeda hates america. all you have to do it hate america akron none the united states sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft to conduct attacks against specific al-qaeda terrorists to prevent attacks on the united states and to save american lives. >
of the nra's most vocal supporters promises to bring massive truth to cnn tonight. he gives us an exclusive look at his ranch, the guns he owns, and why he believes guns are crucial for america. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, breaking news on the alabama hostin crisis. it is now over. 5-year-old ethan, the little boy's name, he's at a hospital. we found that out a few seconds ago. he's with his family. there's heavy security there as well, and the big headline, he's safe. he was abducted from his school bus and held in an underground bunker for six days. we can also report that the kidnapper, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. i want to get straight to martin savidge who is covering this story in midland city, alabama, about 100 miles south of montgomery. what more can you tell us about this little boy ethan and where he is and how he is tonight? >> we know he's surrounded by a very happy family. that would be his mother, his siblings, and extended family and we have been told that he is in good shape physically. of course, what's go
, everyone. i'm randi kaye, glad you're with us. we begin this morning with news about the shooting death of a former nav former naval s.e.a.l. chris kyle was killed yesterday along with another person at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. local newspapers also confirm the death. wfaa reports a former marine suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder is being held in connection with the shootings. these are pictures of kyle taken from the security company kraft international. kyle recounted his four combat tours in iraq in his book "american sniper." his more than 150 sniper kills had them placing a bounty on his head. most recently he appeared on the reality show "stars earn stripes" and conan o'brien show. >> you were so well known by the iraqi insurgents that they put a $20,000 bounty on your head, is that right? >> yes, sir. >> how did the iraqi insurgents identify who you were? >> when i'd go into a house and we had occupied houses, i would take the top of my uniform off and just have my short sleeve shirt on and youed and see my tattoo coming down my arm and they identified that w
is said to be in good spirit this is morning. agents entered the bunker using a distractive device, some sort of explosive. when it was all said and done, the boy's captor was dead and the little boy not hurt. >>> we're hearing from senator robert menendez for the first time about claims that he was with prostitutes during overseas trips. coming up, his emotional response to what he says is a false attack. >>> we've got more details this morning on just what caused the lights to go out during the super bowl. we'll go live to new orleans where some people are saying it happened twice during beyonce's rehearsal. so, were warning signs missed? but we'll begin with dramatic new details in that hostage situation in alabama. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement official tells nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this ma
and we do not know here on the scene that has not been reported to us. but it did seem there was some excitement from law enforcement officials if it is true that the child was found safe. so we'll just have to wait and see over the next few minutes once officials come here and tell us exactly what happened. >> but you did mention earlier that you saw an ambulance moving. is that right? >> reporter: that is correct. that would seem to suggest that the child might have been brought out on that ambulance. we don't know that for sure, but we had not seen that ambulance come down that dirt road before, and it was around the same time we heard that boom, when we heard that activity, and, you know, we're just really waiting to find out, and certainly if that is true, that this child made it out, that would be an incredible relief for this community. midland city, alabama, is a small town, about 2,400 people, and they have just been rocked by this standoff the past few days. about 140 hours at this point, and people here are tired because they've been praying for the past few days. they've b
jonathan karl tells us about the news today. >> reporter: by one count, president obama has already used unmanned cia drones to strike more than 300 suspected terrorist targets, even more than his predecessor. but today, we learned just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill, without trial or evidence, suspected terrorists, even american citizens. a newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, "an informed, high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat." but the document says it "does not require the government to have clear evidence." case in point, anwar al awlaki, an american citizen and top al qaeda leader, linked to several terrorist attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia tactics like waterboarding that he considered torture. but this j
her chances of a full recovery in time for the winter games. >>> let us start this morning with the decision by the postal service to end saturday mail delivery. nbc's tom costello is in a post office in washington, d.c. good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. this was a major move that the postal service is undertaking, losing $16 billion a year as it is forced to fund future retiree medical benefits. and congress still hasn't gotten around to addressing the issue. the postal service will act on its own to save money and here's the plan. starting august 1st, the usps will stop saturday mail delivery and will however continue package delivery and we should say medical delivery, in other words, pills and that kind of thing. mail delivery to post office boxes will continue on saturday. post offices would remain open on saturday. the estimating savings here is $2 billion a year. while it's true that first class mail has fallen off a cliff as you and i and everybody else shifts to e-mail, packaged delivery is soaring for the post office, up 14% in two years, becau
assessment of what went wrong and what exactly happened. >> i know you're trying to get us the actual details here. what do we know about his girlfriend, reeva steenk. mp? . >> reporter: i was just on her twitter page and it's quite sad to read the twitter page of somebody who died just a few hours ago. on it she describes herself as a model, a law graduate and a child of god. what we do see through her twitter feed is that it appears she went to a promotional party last night for a car launch and a lot of people were excited. there's a picture of her up there. she's a very beautiful blond woman and she was also just recently in the celebrity pages of one of the sunday newspapers. the couple were a bit of a celebrity couple here in south africa. we do know that. in terms of what happened, what transpired, it's tragic either way. one family has lost a sister, a daughter, of course, oscar pistorius, the big question now is the implications for his career. he was supposed to race in march. it's highly unlikely he'll be taking to the track by then. >> do we know if steenkamp and pistorius lived t
. the source describes them as crude pipe bombs. one in the bunker and the other in the pipe that police used to communicate with jimmy lee dykes, who demanded two children on a school bus before killing the driver, charles poland. he wanted attention, even asking police negotiators for a tv reporter to interview him. by monday, when they saw dykes hold i holding a gun, using a secret camera they somehow had managed to sneak inside, they were ready. they swooped in, throwing a stun grenade down the bunker's hatch. the police source says dykes fired his gun once. the team returned fire, killing dykes and freeing ethan. ethan's mother said i woke up for the first time in almost a week to a beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. and today he celebrates his 6th birthday. >> he captured the hearts of all of us and we instantly fell in love with a little boy that we didn't even know his last name. >> reporter: initially planned as a prayer vigil, it turned into a celebration. >> oh, honey, we're celebrating everywhere. >> reporter: ethan is already o
the boy was saved from storming the bunker to reports of secret cameras, even the u.s. military was involved. >>> all right, we've lost lights. >> all right, we're going to a manual override. >> reporter: new reports the last-minute electrical upgrades caused that power outage during the super bowl. today we're on the ground pressing the city and the power company to tell us what happened. >> yeah, super bowl power outage during the middle of the super bowl in louisiana. don't worry, fema said they will be there no later than thursday. no later than -- >> reporter: trapped in a four-alarm fire, five firefighters barely escaping the blaze. the amazing story from baltimore this morning. >>> and scout's honor, the boy scouts, more than 3 million strong considering dropping its ban on gay members. >> after decades of being out of the closet, the boy scouts of america forced me back into the closet with its don't ask don't tell policy. >> reporter: the fight going nationwide, the cause on the scout's doorstep this morning, petitions for more than 1 million of them signed asking the b
. the shamed cyclist has till tomorrow to tell the u.s. anti-doping agency about his drug taking. armstrong of course talkeded to oprah winfrey but will he talk to them? that's all for us tonight. >>> tonight, a pretty stunning statement about governor chris christie, a man who could one day be president or run for president. quote, i'm worried about this man dying in office. christie is also speaking out about his health. our question tonight, could someone who is considered overweight also be considered healthy. we have answers for you ahead. "360" m.d. sanjay gupta will join us for that. also, why some people build bunkers. what drives them to prepare for everything from natural disasters to the end of the world as he see it. >>> we begin tonight with breaking news. the first look at the bunker jimmy lee dykes turned into a prison cell for a 5-year-old boy and a kind of twisted alamo where he made his final fatal stand. a bunker we're now learning that included two bombs. the fbi just released the photos. this is the bunker itself. the blue tent was added to preserve any evidence that ma
on of a power outage. >> 34 long minutes. it felt like it was a decisive moment in the game. walk us through some of the other highlights. >> yeah. you know, it was all ravens before the power outage. you just know the conspiracy theories were gearing up saying the nfl is trying to stave us off of winning the super bowl. it was 28-6 when the power went out. it was all ravens before the power outage. after the power outage, the san francisco 49ers basically made a surge of their own and got back into the game. the game came down to four plays inside the 10 yard line. when it's a second year like collin kaepernick going against one of the best defenses in the league you knew the ravens were going to come out on top. ravens get the win, 34-31 and john harbaugh beats his brother jim. >> i don't know if i agree. i thought there was every reason the 49ers would put it in. they had all the momentum on their side. somehow the ravens stopped them. great to see you this morning. i'm sure a long night for you too. >> thank you. >> a little blurry-eyed this morning. there's lots of debate this morning a
should be better for all of us. >> a lot of those closures are going to be put into place. 395 pratt street. if you do have to make a trip into baltimore and wear your purple. on the roads we have the crew in sky fox. 95 coming southbound leaving baltimore headed out towards the capitol beltway your lanes are open. now they are back. we have that heavy volume headed out towards the beltway. no issues reported. this is going to be 95 in the area of college park. lanes are open on the outer loop over towards georgia avenue. let's continue with your maps and show you what's happening out here on the highway. from the beltway to the naval research lab and the 11th street bridge. problem with the railroad crossing gates, stuck on the down side on the northbound side of 5. blocked at pica drive before you reach 301. alternating you by one direction at a time. quickly show you what else is happening. northbound i 95 happened on the left side of the road. expect delays leaving dale city. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you, julie. happening today dc mayor vincent gray
leading to the underground bunker. >> he's also allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys. and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: it's unclear what kind of medication, but the boy reportedly has adhd and a form of autism. police don't think that dykes has physically harmed the boy. but we know that he has been crying. the bunker has an electric heater. but below the surface, there are near-freezing temperatures. we have learned in a bizarre twist that dykes has questioned that a reporter be sent into the bunker to speak to him. last tuesday, it was just like any other school day. little ethan was sitting in his favorite seat in the front of the bus. >> i looked up. he was threatening to kill us all. he said, i'll kill you all. i'll kill you all. i just want two kids. >> reporter: she was on that bus and said that dykes walked in and gave the driver a note. before shooting him dead and then running off with ethan in his arms. one of dykes' neighbors said that his behavior was so bizarre in the weeks before the shooting that
.93. >> talking about gas and gegt around town as you look live at 880 interchange there in $clpmany of us spent time, too much time, stuck in the car in traffic. now, a study pin points our frustration autos it shows traffic just as bad as that in los angeles there. is only one other city where drivers have it worse than we do. >> yes. cornell bernard hashs@u story. >> we do have the worst commute, yes. >> mike knows it. bay area traffic can be brutal. even on a motorcycle. >> we went to new york to mabt manhattan. it's easier to drive in manhattan than in berkeley. >> a study confirms bay area drivers spend way too much times in cars commuting through epic traffic. >> you just have to take it into account anymore. when you're commuting you have to check traffic. >> after washington, d.c., bay area is now tied for second with l.a.. the worse commute in the nation that. means a lot of time sitting in traffic, last year alone, 61 hours were spent behind the wheel costing drivers more than 1200s ndz wasted time and gas. jamie wishes she can be productive when she's stuck in traffic. >> yes. just s
is going too far. published reports say that the base in saudi arabia has been used to launch drone strikes against targets in yemen, including the one that killed american citizen, anwar al awlaki. a leaked memo from the obama admininistration claims u.s. citins accused of being al-qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have chosen data belonging to 4,000 bankers. no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. >>> and abc news has learned that lance armstrong i
was wired to explode. former fbi director john miller shows us how they risked their lives to save a little boy. >>> a leaked memo about drones killing americans. >>> big change coming to the way you get your mail delivered. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> they were getting increasingly worried as to whether he booby trapped the entire entrance or blow himself and his hostage up. >> this morning technicians are still looking for even more explosives. >> fbi assault team attacked the bunker and rescued the hostage. >> ethan turns 6 years old today safe and sound. >> the white house coming under fire for the confidential white house's memo on the legal justification for drone strikes against u.s. citizens found to be operatives of al qaeda. >> they're legal, ethical, and wise. >> quake in the south pacific. >> reports at least five people are dead in the solomon islands. >> governor jerry brown taking on rick perry. >> who would want to spend their summers in 110-degree heat. >> the president is proposing another stop gap measure
's gio benitez following it all for us. >> reporter: the little boy at the center of a week-long hostage standoff is in his mother's arm, and tonight, the fbi's bold plan to rescue him coming into sharp focus. negotiators convinced jimmy lee dykes to approach the bunker door to accept delivery of an item. there, fbi agents set off an explosive device. law enforcement officers say dykes fired on the agents. they fired back. moments later, dykes was dead and ethan was safe. the fbi and highly specialized s.w.a.t. teams spent seven days planning the raid, while hostage negotiators tried to keep dykes talking. we boarded a hall continuer here in southern alabama to get our first look at dykes' underground bunker site. you can see a number of small structures on this plot of land. but what dykes didn't know, just across the street, the fbi had recently built this mock bunker to train agents for different scenarios. >> you can practice breaching the door. you can practice how to get a camera inside. and ultimately design how you're going to assault this bunker. >> reporter: as authorities swar
the fire out of the cause remains under investigation. stay with us and wjla.com. we will have much more throughout the day on the breaking story. >> the other breaking story celebrations in baltimore. ravens fans industry as they bring the lombardi trophy back to charm city. but the john gonzalez is live in baltimore where the fister these are well underway. >> good afternoon carrying -- good afternoon from downtown baltimore where the mayor of baltimore and the coach of the baltimore ravers john harbaugh officially started the parade. head coach john harbaugh is in this maryland national guard humvee right now. this is where he will be throughout this parade. the rest of the players, they each have their humvees -- and the rest of the players and a team on this fellow right here. you can see the baltimore ravens just taking it all in. how do you feel? >> it feels great amazing. >> what is it like seeing all these folks out there? >> speechless. can't believe so many people out here. >> holiday street down here in downtown baltimore. lining the streets of baltimore. it is just pandemoni
the entrance and used an explosives charge to get into the bunker and neutralize dykes. >> the fbi feared the child was in eminent danger and rescued the child. >> reporter: last tuesday he boarded a school bus and threatened the kids. >> he is threat tong kill us all or something. >> reporter: dykes allegedly shot and killed the bus driver and kidnapped ethan. >> just had a bus driver shot and possibly killed. >> reporter: after dykes grabbed him he headed to a bunker behind his house. >> he seemed like a weird person and i thought that is just the way he is. >> reporter: he was a decorated vietnam vet. he moved back two years ago. neighbors in this tiny rural alabama town say he once beat a dog with a lead pipe and threatened to shoot children who set foot on his property and a neighbor saw the underground bunker. >> it is lined with red bricks all in it and steps made out of cinder blocks. i said what are you using for and he said it's my storm shelter. >> reporter: five-year-old ethan was held captive in that underground bunker just six feet by eight feet while s.w.a.t. teams negotiat
can't imagine how bad the other families are feeling. just makes us sick to our stomachs. we get cheeked up with what if's. neal -- choked up with what if's. neal was pretty close to putting us in that exact same spot. it's a miracle he survived it. >> neal's family says he'll go back to college park when he's fully recovered. they say they have no hard feels toward the university and don't think there's any way this tragedy could have been avoided. >>> prince george's county police now say an off-duty sheriff's deputy shot and killed a burglary suspect at his home last night at the deputy's home in ft. washington on rose marie drive. the deputy came home to find his front door damaged, went inside and found a burglar. the deputy told police he feared for his life, so etch shot the intruder. the man -- so he shot the intruder. the man ran outside, collapsed and died. >> homicide investigators are investigating this incident. preliminary investigations suggest the homeowner returns home and interrupts a burglary in progress. >> that deputy is with the alexandria sheriff's office.
ago, now safe. authorities used an explosive to enter an underground bunker, where 5-year-old ethan was held after negotiations broke down with 65-year-old jimmy lee do k dykes. a high tech camera was inserted into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: tonight, jimmy lee dykes is dead. the standoff began last tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus, shot the driver, charles poland, jr., and snatched ethan. the boy, who is believed to have autism, was held captive in the six by eight-foot underground bunker while police and s.w.a.t. teams carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. dykes allowed what authority authorities called comfort items to be sent down that pipe. toys, coloring books, potato chips and ethan's medication. police were careful not to anger dykes, believed to be watching news reports in the bunker, and even thanked him at one point. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very
going to do. god has a funny way of reminding us we're human. >> the last time at the republican convention. after clint eastwood left the podium, he arrived, thirsty. but he isn't the only one drowning in water jokes. john boehner drowned his sorrows and compared robert pattinson's nervous tick to water sip. >> we've got to talk about "twilight." >> there are rumors -- >> when paul ryan debated joe biden for the vice presidentsy, his sips ended up as a skit on snl. >> i may not go every sunday, but on christmas eve -- >> two handed chug with one thing. comedians made fun of what they called marco rubio's cotton mouth dry noises. >> thank you for listening. may god bless all of you. >> we'll toast to that. jeanne moos, cnn. >> i want to say, folks -- >> new york. >> she's very funny. >> i got one. that's it for us. erin burnett "outfront" starts erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we are moments away from a news conference where we expect to learn what happened in that cabin outside los angeles yesterday. last night, we heard this.
u.s. abroad suspected of being terrorists without due process. this is an out growth of legislation from soon after 9/11 but now there's an outcry from the u.s. capitol hill and elsewhere that the license to kill goes too far. the white house is vigorously defending a justice department memo which says the administration can use drones to attack and kill american citizens working with terrorists. >> these strikes are legal. they're ethical. and they are wise. >> the memo originally obtained by nbc news says killing a u.s. citizen who is a senior operational leader in al qaeda or an associated force is law ulf under three conditions. the suspect is to kill americans. it's not possible to capture him before the attack and it follows law and war principles but some on capitol hill are concerned that the policy violates the constitutional right of american terror suspects to a trial by jury and on tuesday the white house press corps purkedshed obama on the issue. >> this is giving legal justification for killing american citizens without any trial.
're welcome. >>> good evening on this saturday night. it's great to have you with us. we do begin this evening with that standoff playing out in the small town in alabama. at the center of it all, a little 5-year-old boy, who for five days now has been held under ground in a bunker, pulled off a school bus, out of the front seat where he loved to sit. smiles replaced with reports of cries down below. teams of law enforcement have arrived standing watch. neighbors lighting candles standing vigil. as temperatures are expected to plummet, authorities are saying little about how they could get this boy out. abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: five days into this dramatic standoff, we're learning that hostage-taker jimmy lee dykes has been in constant contact with negotiators. letting them send things to that little boy held hostage, 5-year-old ethan. through a pipe leading to the underground bunker. >> he's also allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys. and i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: it's unclear what kind of medication, but the
several inches of snow, or more, in new york. but what does it mean for us? storm team chief meteorologist doug kammerer is here with answers. hi. >> major storm for parts of the northeast including new york up towards portions of long island, boston. boston could see one to two feet, maybe more from this storm. and it is going to have implications on our weather. some of the latest computer models now coming in. i will have the late forest you in a couple minutes. right now, current temperature. 35 degrees. 27 in manassas. 30 in gaithersburg. a fairly nice night tonight. little on the cool side. we move through your day tomorrow. let's head down towards the falls church area. over toward an al dai will telln the storm moves in and what to expect in our area coming up. >> three months since hurricane sandy slammed the eastern sea barred and cost $50 billion in damage. life is far from normal. for the tens of thousand of people who were in sandy any path. tonight, jim rosenfeld revisits areas hit hard. areas from which he reported after the monster storm. he is there to see how the recovery
to the stand in her own defense. she said she did it but claims she felt used. details are ahead. >>> plus, the fbi says the man who held that boy hostage in the bunker in lower alabama for nearly a week rigged the place with bombs and was preparing for violence when a swat team stormed the place. >>> and a fire fight took his life. new details coming up. one law maker says a financial apocalypse is coming. >>> the only way to save his state is for his state to start printing its own currency. from the impossible to believe, we bring you this. unless breaking news changes anything on studio b. first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, big changes are on the way for the u.s. postal service affecting every american who gets mail. the agency today announced it will stop some of its saturday deliveries as it tries to stem the losses of some 25 million dollars per day, per day. under the new plan set to take effect in august, the postal service will no longer deliver letters and first class mail on saturdays, but it will still deliver packages plus priority mail, express mail, and mail order med
of hostages and killed the bus driver. our coverage tonight starts with mark strassman in midland city for us. mark? >> reporter: scott, over the course of a week of negotiations, the f.b.i. and dykes developed a routine. he would ask for supplies. they would leave them at the entrance of his underground bunker. the f.b.i.'s hostage rescue team exploited that routine to end the stand-off. this video is our first glimpse of the dykes' property, the scene of the seven-day stand-off. sources tell us when dykes climbed the eight-foot ladder to get supplies yesterday and reached up to open the door, he was off balance and vulnerable. agents believed ethan would be away from the ladder and relatively protected. when rescue team members above dykes saw the door open they dropped two stun grenades. the noise and blinding flashes disoriented him. within seconds four team members entered the bunker. officials believe he fired a shot at them but missed. they returned fire multiple times killing dykes and rescuing the boy. these recent photos show ethan with his mother. she released a statement of thanks
and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. >>> in our final moment "end point," we're giving it all to you. >> soledad you're just mentioning, jennifer tyrrell's visit today was very moving. here is someone who say loving mother who has done absolutely nothing wrong who has served her community well and she's apparently being discriminated against simply because of the way god made her. >> boy scouts of america, the vote is sometime today, we'll see how that goes. thanks guy, i appreciate you being with us. s "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you back here tomorrow morning. hey, carol. >>> happening new in "the newsroom," scout's honor. >> my attitudes is gays and lesbians should have access. >> today could be decision day for the boy scouts of america. both sides and the battlecry. >> boy scouts have a right to have an organization that says that it wants to build boys who are morally straight. >> e
for the first time. >>> and a massive airline merger this morning. u.s. airways and american airlines will join forces to create the world's largest airline. i will tell you what it means for your frequent flier miles and for your fares. >>> among our guests this morning, two moms who have got young daughters on that carnival cruise ship that's now stranded in the golf. also we'll talk to ariana williams, a former girl friend of christopher dorner. and former l.a. police chief bill bratton will join us. richard simmons is with us and westminster's best in show winner, banana joe, is with us. "starting point" starts right now. >>> welcome, everybody. we start with breaking news this morning. there's been a deadly shooting at the home of the blade runner, track superstar oscar pistorius. his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp, shot and killed in pistorius' home. police say there is a 26-year-old man in custody and that man has been charged with murder. they have not yet confirmed, though, that that man is pistorius, although we should note pistorius is 26 years old and that he and steenkamp appare
of washington right now that limb pact you and people nationwide. the u.s. postal service just wrapped up a news conference where it was announced that saturday mail delivery will end. those aren't the only changes. angie goff joins us live in the studio to break it down for use. >> good morning. slashing saturday mail delivery is a big move that the usps must be done. here's what it means for you. starting august 1st, the post office stops delivering and collecting first class mail and letters on saturdays. however, they will continue to deliver packages six days a week. now, if your post office is normally open on saturdays, that's not going to change. however, u.s. postmaster general patrick announced today there will be hours reduced in 9,000 offices across the country. saturday service cuts would save $2 billion annually but they need $20 billion to close the debt gap. they have lost $41 billion over the past six years as more people turn to e-mail and online bill pay options. >> our new approach is based on a great deal of customer input. it reflects a strong demand for package delivery on
appreciate you being with us. s "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you back here tomorrow morning. hey, carol. >>> happening new in "the newsroom," scout's honor. >> my attitudes is gays and lesbians should have access. >> today could be decision day for the boy scouts of america. both sides and the battlecry. >> boy scouts have a right to have an organization that says that it wants to build boys who are morally straight. >> ending this ban would uphold the dignity and respect scouting was founded on. >>> also the american sniper shooting and the terrifying 911 call just released. >> my brother just came by here, he told me that he's committed a murder. >> reporter: for the first time the moments after a navy s.e.a.l. and his friend were shot to death. >>> also, strike two for the second time this week, baseball and performance-enhancing drugs are in the headlines, this time it's milwaukee's ryan braun being investigated. and this. ♪ don't wake me up >>> chris brown and his community service, new questions this morning whether he really served his 180 hours for
-- >> new york. >> she's very funny. >> i got one. that's it for us. erin burnett "outfront" starts erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we are moments away from a news conference where we expect to learn what happened in that cabin outside los angeles yesterday. last night, we heard this. >> burn it down! >> just do it, right now! [ bleep ]. >> in a few moment, we hope to find out if the body found in that cabin is the suspected cop killer and also what led to his death. plus, thousands of people are trapped on board a crippled carnival cruise ship. they're running low on supplies and living this their own filth. and two of president obama's key nominations could be on hold. one of the senators considering a delay, rand paul, is with us to tell you why. let's go "outfront." and good evening, everyone. tonight, we have breaking news on the los angeles man hunt that ended with a body dead inside a mountain cabin. in just a couple of moment, we could learn if christopher dorner was the man found last night. authorities have been working to ide
to that region. >>> but first, let's get to that blast at the u.s. embassy in ankara. let's start with pierre. one of the most heavily fortified embassies in the middle east. it happened in the middle of the day. >> reporter: the situation is veried fluid. we're trying to get more details. a blast at the gate to the u.s. embassy. the state department is calling this a terrorist attack. the associated press is reporting that the u.s. ambassador has told reporters there that a guard at the gate was killed. at least one turkish citizen has wounded. they're calling it a suicide bombing. rescue personnel are at the scene. u.s. officials here in washington are pressing to get more information. pierre homegrown islamic terrorists have exploded bombs in istanbul before. any claims of responsibility on this attack? >> reporter: no details on who might have done this. intelligence officials are trying to get to the bottom of this. >>> let's bring in jon karl with the white house reaction to the embassy explosion. jon, in the wake of the benghazi, libya, attack, lot of focus on security. >> reporter: no
's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinking? >> i was shocked. like, i never thought that i would have to go through a shootout. >> reporter: they were able to escape. as dykes ran off carrying little ethan. that's when their mother got the call about the shooting. >> i grabbed all three of them at once. i started crying. >> reporter: the children had seen dykes before. constantly working on his fence. neighbors say that he was a survivalist and had been violent towards local animals in the past. >> he was very protective about his stuff. when he stared at you he loo
4's reggie kumar shows us what that suspect may look like. >> reporter: this woman yelled of the suspect to stop breaking into the car. investigators say that he managed to gain access through a front window. and repeatedly punched the woman in the face. police say the woman and a daughter managed to escape the home and that a suspect in a second to a male suspect chased the man down the street. the same person that was insulted her in her home continued to assault her in the street and put a gun to our head and even the threatened to kill her. they called police. the suspect returned to the home and ransacked it appeared the victim was taken to hospital where she was treated fo a broken nose. this suspect is described as a hispanic male. 5 ft. 11 in., light complexion, with dark clothing. the victim's daughter was not injured. reggie kumar, kron 4. >> pam: for more than four decades. the 49ers have played at candlestick point in san francisco. but next season will be the teams last at the stick. the city has announced plans to demolish the stadium after the team moves sou
. so far, there's no word on how she died or who may have killed her. police tell us that they will have more information tomorrow. >>> and a brentwood family is pleading for help finding their daughter, torre stevenson has been missing since friday afternoon. her mom told us that torre's boyfriend dropped her off for a job interview in the tenderloin here in san francisco. she told him that she would call him in an hour to pick her up, but no one has heard from her since. >> if you see this, please call me. call mike. call the san francisco police. we will come and get you. we will come and get you, anywhere you are, please. please call. >> the missing girl is 5'4", 110-pounds with long brown hair, hazel eyes and tattoos on her forearms and you're being asked to call police if you see her. >>> we're learning that the bunker where a five-year-old boy was held hostage was rigged with explosives. fbi agents stormed in before they could go off. cbs reporter, mark tells us how agents got the boy out safely. >> reporter: this video is our first glimpse of the property.
and internet. rethink possible. u.s. postal service announced it will end regular service on saturdays. the cash-strapped usps wanted to eliminate saturday delivery for years. post master general believes the federal government is operating on a temporary spending measure instead of a budget that has been approve bid congress. >> this is just one part of a much larger strategy to return the postal service to long term financial stability. >> people goitsing to impact are lower income who can't afford a fed-ex. >> letter carriers will deliver priority and express mail on saturdays. mail will still go to post office boxes. posts are that are open on saturdays will stay open in august. >>l9z home depot bringing 1500 jobs to the bay area and gearing up for spring.0z6.) this is video provided by home depot. the company announced it will hire 80,000 new workers nationwide. they have about 30 stores around the bay area. some good news today for bay area outdoor enthusists. bass pro shop as announced plans to build a new store in the store is scheduled to open in 2015 and will be the third ba
>>> that's it for us. we'll see you one hour from now. piers morgan starts now. filling in is robin meade. >> i'm robin meade in for piers. hell on the high seas. >> i promise you none of my family members will ever take another cruise. >> the carnival cruise nightmare. 4,000 stranded on that crippled ship, slowly being pushed ashore. family members anxiously awaiting for its arrival. and i'll talk to a doctor about the real health threat on that ship. >> this is a floating petrie dish. >>> guns in america. the president's big push for a sweeping new ban. >> from the two months since newtown, more than 1,000 birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> i'll talk to the husband of the school psychologist who died at sandy hook. >>> plus, the legendary jane fonda. this is "piers morgan tonight." i'm robin meade. normally you're going to find me on hln's "morning express," but i'm here tonight and thank you to piers and everyone who normally watches him for allowing me to sit in. we have a lot of news to get to. we start with that 900
in. >> before we get started, i'd like to make some brief introductions. with us today is sheriff john mcmahan. chief sergio diaz from the riverside police department. chief vergarde chief charlie beck, dave singer from the u.s. marshals, special agent in charge, tim delaney from the federal bureau of investigations. assistant chief, state of california, department of fish and game and chief bill siegel, california highway patrol. if you have any questions regarding individual or specific questions about their individual investigations, please hold those until all the question and answer period and with that, i introduce sheriff john mcmahan. >> good afternoon. the events that occurred yesterday in the big bear area brought to close an extensive man hunt for a murder suspect, christopher dorner. our deputies in big bear responded to the report of a stolen vehicle with the subject matching the description of dorner. he crashed that vehicle and carjacked a vehicle in the oaks area. the deputies continued searching that area for the new suspect vehicle, the white pick-up truck, as we
with a as one agent told us, we had eyes on him the whole time. scott, we also talked to a member of ethan's family. they say he's doing okay and the boy has his sixth birthday on wednesday. >> pelley: mark, thank much. senior correspondent john miller is a former assistant director at the f.b.i. john, you've been talking to your sources today. how did they do it? >> this was something they looked at among the options and they had two or three different options but today as they has been delivering things to that doorway that dykes used, his entrance to the bunker-- and this occurred over days-- they created an opportunity today because he was getting more irrational, he was handling a weapon, they say. and they created an opportunity to bring him to the door to accept that delivery then they threw in the distraction devices or what are commonly called by swat teams flash bangs. they emit a blinding light and a huge big noise that small entry team-- and this would be three, no more than four hostage rescue team members-- went in there and engaged dykes; killed him and rescued the boy. this
came out alive. so, how did they do it? abc's geon benitez is on the ground for us in alabama tonight. >> reporter: a seven-day standoff came to an end today. the little boy taken hostage nearly a week ago, now safe. authorities entered an underground bunker, where 5-year-old ethan was held after negotiations broke down with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. all rig >> reporter: tonight, dykes is dead. the standoff began last tuesday when dykes shot a school bus driver and snatched ethan. the boy, who is leabelieved to e autism, was held captive in the six by eight-foot underground bunker while teams carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. dykes allowed what authority called comfort items to be sent down that pipe. toys, coloring books, potato chips and ethan's medication. police were careful not to anger dykes, believed to be watching news reports in the bunker, and even thanked him at one point. >> i want to thank him for taking ca
called and he is committed to sending inspectors on location with us despite the cabs on the spot. this after our investigation proved that even now in 2013, it is still significantly harder for black people in d.c. to catch a cab than it is for white folks. in fact, we found 25% of the time the cab byes rode by the customers and we have video pulling over 100 feet later. so tonight, we have a way for you to get involved that might help solve this problem. investigative reporter is here to show exactly w hothat works. russ. >> a lot of reaction and tonight, hope for change. when we first aired our story, showing cabs refusing service to black passengers, that was in december. they tweeted me saying we need to do it again. we did. you were right. under cover of darkness, d.c.'s taxis get worse. >> nearly 100 taxis. every saturday night for three weeks. from sun down until 2:00 in the morning. >> tracking wusa9 staff. >> is that good? >> and volunteers. >> i'm russ, wusa9. do you want to be part of an investigation? >> including people we just met on the streets. to see who d
. >>> good morning everyone i'm ashleigh banfield nice to have you in the newsroom with us, we begin with a story of a 5-year-old alabama boy, a boy named ethan, who woke up in a hospital this morning with his mom and his favorite dinosaur toy. this after a week of being locked away with a ruthless killer in an underground bunker. before a dramatic swat like rescue, in which he saw two grown men shot dead right before his eyes, his bus driver a week before and his captor just yesterday. this is so hard to imagine how a young mind will ever recover from an ordeal like this, earlier on cnn, we heard from alicia, herself a kidnapping victim as a teenager who runs a victim support group. here is her advice. >> you have to try to keep things normal. that's what we have to do for this little boy is keep certain things as normal as possible. >> like what? >> things like just basic routines he had done before. his favorite games, his favorite movies, his favorite food. just try to keep an anchor in the before. and really not equate him with this happening to him. this happened to him.
. the first officer forced to take control. >>> and the superstar and the super bowl, beyonce uses her singing voice to silence some of her critics. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> vowing to sing live on sunday as america gets set for its big game. >> and we're getting set with al in san francisco and natalie live in baltimore "today," friday, february 1st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you did not have to grow up in new york city to know the name ed koch, who served as mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989 and used his sometimes combative style to help rescue the city from near financial ruin. >> i did grow up around here. he was a force. when you would come across a voter, he would always say, how am i doing? am i doing okay? he died overnight at new york presbyterian hospital here in the city where he made his mark with a larger than life personality. here is nbc's ro
makes so many of us laugh. >>> and talk about pressure. the whole school counting on this first-grader. what they got only if he makes this free throw. >>> good evening. thanks for being here this saturday night. we do begin here with the blizzard of 2013. 45 million americans digging out from the snow. after hurricane-strength winds driving that storm through, the next system on the way. sam champion on that shortly. but first, the pictures tonight. half dozen states, images like this. this guy's snow blower almost completely disappearing. this, so common today. trying to get the cars that just vanished from the snow. one family put the camera on their back deck, look at how quickly the covered the lens. look at the northeast there. disappearing under a massive storm. of course the numbers telling the story tonight. at least four dead, including one child. more than 650,000 without power. more than 5300 flights canceled. our extreme weather team. we lead off with meteorologist ginger zee who was in boston. ginger, good evening. >> reporter: david, good evening to you. i'm stand
to the district to appear in court. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. >>> we'll begin with another smash and grab robbery at a local jewelry store. today's target, frederick, maryland coming one day after a similar crime in arlington, virginia. tonight people are asking are these crimes connected? fox 5's bob barnard is following the investigation. >> the best answer police can give success maybe. the crimes are quite similar. hooded men bursting into jewelry stores in the mid of the day heading right to the expensive -- middle of date heading right to the expensive stuff smashing with a hammer making off with the loot. yesterday was in arlington, this afternoon in frederick, maryland. colonial jewelers, herlitz family owned for 60 years in the heart of downtown frederick, this its first armed robbery in decades. >> thank god we are okay. >> a surveillance camera was rolling around 1:30 this afternoon when three men stormed the business. >> 30 seconds they were in and out. they came in with a gun, pepper spray, everybody on the ground. our employees are well t
. >> veronica johnson joins us with just how much and if it's going to affect our evening commute. how about it? >> probably the tail end of the evening commute, around the time we get to 6:30, 7:00, light snow will be coming into our western suburbs. take a look outside right now. we have high clouds that have moved in. filtered sunshine, the clouds will thicken up and we'll start to see more of this. precipitation showing up on radar. right now we have light precipitation just south of haguerstown, right around the winchester, virginia area. this is not reaching the ground yet, but there's this whole area of moisture will shift more to the east and get closer, a better chance of seeing the flakes start to fall, and lighter accumulation, as we -- there it is on radar right now. there's the leading edge, just like this weekend, another fast-moving systems diving south that will come clipping by deliver just a bit of snowfall for us, our temperatures are in the 30s, and they're certainly going to be dropping off down to freezing by the time we get to midnight. so here we are. snow develops about
on a storm system moving through. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. sue palka in the weather center with the latest dusting. >> this is another in the series of clippers that we've had. you can see behind me the big picture. 1 band of snow moved through and it did deposit some decent snow in places like frostburg and higher elevations. on local radar you'll see most of this has been light and north of the district. you can see temperatures, too. it's still in the mid-30s in many areas, so a little warmer than the last time one of these came through. over to sentinel radar in motion, a composite picture. first wave passed us by. is there anything else in the pipeline? there's a bit of moisture in west virginia, but it looks like that won't make it across the mountains either. in terms of advisories not much for the local metro area. we've got a couple to our north and we're talking about frederick and washington county. in those areas only you might have a very small accumulation, perhaps up to 1 inch or so. the rest of us i think it's going to be a very s
and copilot at gunpoint. police found a burned out car near the airport and say it was probably used in the heist. they collected evidence from the scene. the swiss plane was carrying passengers but authorities say those on board could not see what was happening underneath near the cargo area. >>> the 8 suspects were armed with machine guns but no one was hurt. mary bubala, wjz eyewitness news. >>> the flight was canceled ask an investigation is looking into why the airport was so easy to breach. >>> baltimore city's police commissioner is demanding a sweeping review of how weapons are used after a shooting during a training exercise. wjz live investigator mike hellgren tells about a call for action. >> reporter: one week after this tragic shooting police have yet to provide a full account of what led to it. police acknowledge protocols were not followed when a training officer shot his trainee in the head. sources tell wjz the officer mistook the service weapon with a training weapon during an exercise that was not properly supervised. the commi
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